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Good Used Cars has been part of the community for over 30 years – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Good Used Cars has been part of the community for over 30 years - Cowichan Valley Citizen

Good Used Cars is “Still, Lovin’ Island Living for over 31 Years and counting” as their motto says.

The Bond family’s used car dealership on Fisher Road in Cobble Hill was founded in 1991 by Rick Bond, his wife Brenda and family friend Mike Irving.

Starting with just a few cars and their sleeves rolled up, Rick and Brenda introduced their sons Robin and Cameron Bond to the business in the mid-1990s.

Since then, Good Used Cars Inc. has become a Valley landmark for used car buyers and has sold thousands of used vehicles to satisfied customers.

While the majority of their “good used cars” are sold and enjoyed locally, the Bond’s have shipped vehicles throughout the United States, Canada, and even Europe over the years.

In 2019 and 2020, Good Used Cars was even voted “Best Place to Buy a Used Car” by the readers of the Cowichan Valley Citizen the newspaper’s annual “Best of the Valley” competition.

The Bond family’s dedication and Good Used Cars’ commitment to selling reconditioned, safe and good used vehicles has seen the business continue to grow for over 30 years.

Proud sponsors of rugby, hockey, softball, wrestling, Cobble Hill Fair and many more charities, the Bonds have raised three generations since settling here in the Cowichan Valley in 1968.

In June 2021, the difficult decision was made to move the property at 1310 Fisher Rd. was created to allow Rick and Brenda Bond to semi-retire and allow Good Used Cars to focus on having a large selection of hand-picked vehicles that are hard to find and special in their own way.

Good Used Cars has long owned the Fisher Rd. 1300, which is right next door at the intersection of Fisher Road and the Trans-Canada Highway.

Robin, Cam and longtime manager Colby Perkins are optimistic about the future development of a new and improved facility to continue to sell and serve their customers in the Cowichan Valley and beyond for decades to come.

In the meantime, Good Used Cars has leased back their original sales office and retail store, which are located on the same lot at 1310 Fisher Road, just 50 feet from their previous office and clearly visible from the highway.

Just in case there is any confusion, Good Used Cars has not been acquired by Pride Motorpsorts.

Mike Irving has retired after more than 30 years of hard work and we wish him a long and well deserved retirement.

Robin, Cam and Colby are still “good people who sell cars to good people who buy cars every day” except Sunday.

They invite everyone to visit Good Used Cars’ museum-like sales and finance office in person, or check out their website and Facebook page.

An old fashioned phone call has always worked and will work.

Not only do they sell used cars, trucks and SUVs, they also buy them locally in the Valley.

“For those seeking a low-pressure environment from honest hard-working people, this is and will always be the ‘best place to buy a used car,’” the company says.

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